Fred Bamwesigye, the director human resource and administration at Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was last week elected the new president of the Association of African Aviation Training Organization (AATO) replacing Togo’s TchagbeleSadamba
Sadamba took office in April 2013 in an election held in Abuja, Nigeria.
Bamwesigye who has vast experience in the Aviation industry will be deputized by Nigeria’ s Samuel Akinyele.
He was elected during the 2nd General Assembly of the Association of African Aviation Training Organization ( AATO) held at imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
Uganda’s Minister of Works and Transport Monica AzubaNtege said Africa’s aviation infrastructure needs to be handled by qualified personnel who can ensure the highest standards of safety.
“ Meetings such as this are therefore very instrumental in shaping the future of training in the industry,” said Azuba.
She said Uganda was waiting for the meeting conclusions and recommendations, especially in areas they must implement in order to improve standards of aviation training Organizations.
“By so doing, Uganda will not be doing AATO a favour, rather, as a member, Uganda will be emphasizing the importance of the Association and the role it plays in ensuring harmonisation and standardisation of aviation training in Africa,” she said.